Song of the Day: The Cars – “Drive”

Let’s get into some of the music of this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, starting with this classic, stunning ballad from The Cars. It’s only appropriate that a band named The Cars has a song called “Drive,” and that quite possibly it’s the best song they created. Written by frontman Ric Ocasek but sung by bassist Benjamin Orr, the song has a decidedly different feel from many of the band’s well-known hits, but none was bigger than this one as it reached the top 10 in ten different countries. The video was directed by actor Timothy Hutton and starred model Paulina Porizkova, who wound up marrying Ocasek in 1989 (the couple is still together today).

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